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What must Producers do under the Packaging Regulations?

All producers must segregate their packaging waste arising on site into specified waste streams and ensure that it is recycled or recovered by an authorised waste contractor. Producers must not contaminate packaging waste. All producers must not supply packaging unless the packaging complies with the requirements of the ‘Essential Requirements’, set out in the Regulations. Producers with a turnover of more than €1million that place 10 tonnes per annum of packaging on to the Irish market (known as a ‘Major Producer’) are obligated to participate in a recovery scheme operated by an approved body (i.e. join REPAK) or to register with their Local Authority (Self Compliance). REPAK’s Packaging Waste Prevention Programme aims to assist Irish businesses with positive and practical ways to reduce packaging and to promote those achievements to a wider audience. More information is available on